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Cold War schedule for syllabus

28 class sessions

WEEK #1

1.Tuesday, 29 August
Introduction:
Syllabus
Video: In Our Backyard


2.Thursday, 31 August
Introduction
Maps
Countries/capital cities
Discussion of overview articles

WEEK #2

Monday, 4 September [Labor Day holiday]


3.Tuesday, 5 September
US involvement in Latin America through Spanish-American War

4 Thursday, 7 September
US involvement in Latin America through World War II

WEEK #3

5.Tuesday, 12 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
US perspective

6.Thursday, 14 September
Path to Cold War in US-USSR relations
USSR perspective

WEEK #4

7.Tuesday, 19 September
1954 Guatemala (CIA-sponsored US overthrow of Jacobo Arbenz

8.Thursday, 21 September
Cuban Revolution video

WEEK #5

9.Tuesday, 26 September
Cuba
Batista
Castro early maneuverings
Moncada Barracks
Mexico
Che Guevara
Granma voyage

10.Thursday, 28 September
Cuba
Sierra Maestra mountains
Herbert Matthews
Castro victory
Cuban link to USSR
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile crisis

WEEK #6

11.Tuesday, 3 October
1965 Dominican Republic civil war and US intervention

12.Thursday, 5 October
Chile (Salvador Allende, 1970 election machinations, Castro visit)

WEEK #7

13.Tuesday, 10 October
Chile (1973 coup, Augosto Pinochet)

14.Thursday, 12 October
Chile continued plus Operation Condor

WEEK #8

15.Tuesday, 17 October
MID-TERM EXAM

16.Thursday, 19 October
Paraguay (Stroessner); Argentina (Peronism)

WEEK #9

17.Tuesday, 24 October
Argentina (Dirty War, Falklands); Uruguay (Tupamaros, Dan Mitrione)

18.Thursday, 26 October
Panama (School of the Americas); Operation Charly
Guatemala (insurgency against the EGP/Mayas)
Video: When the Mountains Tremble
Spanish Embassy fire, Rigoberta Menchu

WEEK #10

19.Tuesday, 31 October
Guatemala (Operation SofĂ­a, Rioss Montt, US evangelicals, strategic hamlets)
Video: Granito de Arena

20.Thursday, 2 November
El Salvador
Video: In the Name of the People (73 minutes)

WEEK #11

21.Tuesday, 7 November
El Salvador (death squads/Salvador option, counterinsurgency)

22.Thursday, 9 November
El Salvador (Archbishop Romero, 4 nuns, El Mozote)

WEEK #12

23.Tuesday, 14 November
Nicaragua (Somozas, 1972 earthquake, Sandinistas victory)

24.Thursday, 16 November
Nicaragua (Contras, Honduras, Boland Amendment)

WEEK #13

Tuesday, 21 November [No class]
Thursday, 23 November [No class: Thanksgiving holiday]
Friday, 24 November [Thanksgiving holiday]

WEEK #14

25.Tuesday, 28 November
Nicaragua (Iran-Contra affair)

26.Thursday, 30 November
Catch up (if needed)
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

WEEK #15

27.Tuesday, 5 December
Post-conflict phase (truth commissions, trials)

28.Thursday, 7 December
Immigration to US because of these wars
Video: Harvests of Empire